17 die as Oman-Dubai bus crashed in UAE – police

/ 12:15 PM June 07, 2019

DUBAI — Police in Dubai said 17 people were killed when a bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai police announced the death toll in tweets published early Friday.


Police said the bus crashed into a sign on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. They did not elaborate on what caused the bus driver to hit the sign, though police warned that “sometimes a minor error or negligence” can be fatal.

It said the dead included different nationalities, without elaborating. At least three others were injured in the crash.


Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said the crash involving its Muscat-to-Dubai route happened at 6 p.m. Thursday. It said it would suspend the service for the immediate future. /kga

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